An architectural hike around Kansas City

May 13, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

I recently visited Kansas City for the first time in over 15 years and enjoyed walking it's downtown streets observing its numerous architectural photo opportunities.  Armed with my Fujifilm X-T1 and the 16-55mm lens, I began my urban photo safari at a local coffee house, the Roasterie, featuring a vintage DC-3.  I savored my very first nitro infused cold coffee at this very stunningly cool coffee shop.

If you're a coffee fan, you must try this ice cold nitro infusion.  It was so smooth requiring no creamer and had the texture of a Guinness!
Here's a shot from my Instagram feed:

Nitro infused coffee

After coffee, I Uber'd myself into downtown.  Luckily, some fast moving clouds coupled with a variable ND filter helped make this 10 second exposure: 

Ghost signs provide insight to a building's historical past:
Ghost signs on brick.

Opened in 1914, the Beaux-Arts styled Union Station is stunning!  Here's a ceiling portion of the grand hall 95 feet above me with the chandelier weighing 3500 pounds.

A sweet font and window detail:

Since it was Sunday, this was closed so I had amazing BBQ instead.  I love old retro signs!

Town Topic Hamburgers Retro Sign

Finally, a TWA rocketship.  I want one.

As you can see, Kansas City offers lots of fun architectural details to appreciate.  I look forward to my next visit!


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